A federal judge in California gave “ Young and the Restless” star Victoria Rowell the go-ahead to pursue part of a lawsuit against Sony Pictures Television.
Rowell can now sue the entertainment giant on the grounds that they retaliated against her. She claims “Days of Our Lives” removed her from its audition list, according to hollywoodreporter.com.
Rowell also sued Sony, CBS, and Bell Dramatic Serial Company for not re-hiring her after she left the role of Drucilla behind.
Last year, Judge John Kornstadt dismissed the claim that Sony refused to hire Rowell. He allowed her to amend her claim. She added that DAYS removed her from the audition list as a retaliatory move by Sony.
Rowell has been a longtime advocate for African-Americans in the entertainment industry.
“Among other things, she campaigned to have black actors in the front row for press photos, urged that black journalists be included in the show’s press corps, and lobbied for a black hair stylist,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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